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Black and Latino Playwrights Celebration

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August 30- September 5, 2021

A workshop and showcase featuring the work of student and professional Black and Latino playwrights, conducted by professional guest directors and artists.


The mission of Texas State University's Black and Latino Playwrights Celebration (formerly the Black and Latino Playwrights Conference) is to study the craft, to future the artist, and celebrate the work.


The Department of Theatre and Dance annually sponsors a Black and Latino Playwrights Celebration that includes professional guest director and actors, auditions, 3-5 days of open rehearsals and in-class presentations by guest artists culminating in staged reading performances open to the campus and community.


  • Provide Texas State University students majoring in theatre with the opportunity to work with professionals for a hands-on, week-long lab that includes the collaborative process of "finding a play" in rehearsals, culminating with a public staged reading.
  • Showcase the work of Black and Latino playwrights from across the country.
  • Annually lend an ear to new voices and help writers, in collaboration with directors, actors and dramaturges, to shape their stories and hone their craft in an environment that allows the writer to explore and grow and learn fearlessly.
  • Share the play with the campus and community in a staged reading for audiences followed by a discussion and/or question and answer session.


Eugene Lee
The Center for Multicultural and Gender Studies

DEADLINE FOR 2021 PLAY SUBMISSION: April 15th, 2021. 

Send Manuscripts to: Attn: Black and Latino Playwrights, Department of Theatre and Dance, Texas State University, 601 University Dr., San Marcos, TX 78666 or submit digitally here